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Flight attendant sues airlines over sexy dress

19 January 2009

A flight attendant is suing JetBlue Airways and Delta Air Lines, saying a male employee denied her a work-related flight because she wasn’t dressed provocatively enough.

The flight attendant, 37-year-old Karin Keegan of Pittsburgh, works for Delta. The airline has an agreement for JetBlue to ferry Delta flight attendants to job assignments on a standby basis.

Keegan’s lawsuit said a male JetBlue worker wouldn’t let her on a flight in October 2007 because she wasn’t dressed provocatively enough, then allowed other flight attendants with less seniority to board the plane.

JetBlue told the commission it is not liable because Keegan is not an employee. But federal law enables employees to sue over workplace harassment even when they are not directly employed by the alleged harasser.

source: USA Today

US Airways, no more movies on domestic flights

12 July 2008

Passengers of US Airways, Arizona based American airline, would better bring a book on-flight.

That’s what the airline’s operators suggest after the hard and unusual decision to cut movies on domestic flights, to contain costs after last increase of fuel’s prices.

US Airways says it will start removing in-flight entertainment systems on domestic flights in November to save about USD 10 million annually in fuel and other costs.

source: Avionews

US Airways cuts service

18 May 2007

US Airways will stop direct flights to Baltimore and four other cities it serves from Pittsburgh International Airport and also plans to reduce service to 10 other cities.

The airline also says that service to San Diego and Seattle will not return on a seasonal basis as it has in the past.

Starting in July, the airline will eliminate nonstop service between Pittsburgh and Altoona, Baltimore, San Diego, Seattle and Buffalo, New York.


US Airways Whittles Away at Backlog

19 March 2007

With the skies and runways clear, US Airways struggled to accommodate a backlog of weary travelers stranded at Philadelphia International Airport days after a paralyzing ice storm struck the Northeast.

But late Sunday, conditions began to ease. US Airways went from trying to find seats for 100,000 passengers systemwide, to 30- to 45-minute lines in Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C., by the end of the day.

“‘The lines are down to what is normal for a holiday weekend,'” said US Airways spokeswoman Andrea Rader.

The company hoped to be back to normal operations Monday, she said.

source: Chron

US Airways and Singapore Airlines Announce Codeshare Agreement

17 March 2007

Beginning this June, US Airways customers will be able to enjoy seamless travel between the United States, the island of Singapore and exciting southeast Asia destinations, thanks to a codeshare cooperation between Singapore Airlines and US Airways subject to both United States and foreign government approval.


US Airways computer problems delays hundreds in Charlotte

4 March 2007

N.C. Officials say a problem with a computerized reservation system has caused delays for at least 500 U-S Airways passengers this morning at the airline’s largest hub.

Airline spokesman Phil Gee says passengers in Charlotte, North Carolina, faced delays of up to an hour and a-half when U-S Airways’ automated kiosks didn’t work.

Delays also occurred at Philadelphia International Airport.

source: kold

US Airways picks Philadelphia for possible China route

2 March 2007

US Airways will apply for a nonstop route from Shanghai to Philadelphia later this year. If approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation, service will begin in March 2008. It would also be the airline’s first service to Asia.

source: Philadelphia Business Journal

Talk of airline consolidation quiets down

1 February 2007

US Airways Group Inc.’s decision Wednesday to drop its hostile bid for Delta Air Lines Inc. has damped speculation that a wave of consolidation is about to sweep the industry.

Airline deals may still be in the offing this year, analysts said. But the failure of US Airway’s high-profile effort sends a strong signal that the number of big domestic carriers is unlikely to shrink in the near future.

“‘I would say it’s now much less likely that we’ll see significant consolidation in 2007,'” said Jim Corridore, airline analyst for Standard & Poor’s in New York. “‘I had thought it was imminent. Now, I think it’s still possible but not really in the cards.'”

source: Los Angeles Times